On Liberty: bold-faced thoughts on free will, free speech, and the importance of individuality

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On Liberty, John Stuart Mill's classic critique of the ethical limits of governmental authority, remains one of the most influential philosophical treatises ever written. This interactive edition in our popular Bold-Faced series prompts readers to reflect on the importance of free will, free speech, and dissent in a democratic society. It features an informative introduction by series editor Laura Ross along with highlighted passages, writing exercises, and lined pages for notes. Mills's thoughtful analysis ...
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On Liberty, John Stuart Mill's classic critique of the ethical limits of governmental authority, remains one of the most influential philosophical treatises ever written. This interactive edition in our popular Bold-Faced series prompts readers to reflect on the importance of free will, free speech, and dissent in a democratic society. It features an informative introduction by series editor Laura Ross along with highlighted passages, writing exercises, and lined pages for notes. Mills's thoughtful analysis addresses many of today's most pressing and contentious political issues.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781402792274
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 555,976
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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John Stuart Mill was born in a suburb of London on May 20, 1806. By age ten he was reading classical authors in their original languages and was proficient in history, algebra, and geometry. Soon after, he began to study logic, political economy, and law. He was elected to Parliament in 1865. Mill died in Avignon, France, on May 7, 1873.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2000

    Definitely an extreme viewpoint

    I had to read this book for my Honors Compostition class at North Dakota State Univ. The book is definitely a slow read, make sure you have lots of time to read it (you'll probably find yourself re-reading large chunks of it). Mill's viewpoint is definitely extreme, from my point of view. He writes from a very liberal point of view, and suggests allowing no restrictions on human liberty except when another person would be endangered. Several of his arguments seem week and he adds very strange exceptions to his ideas. The book is interesting, but not a must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2000

    Liberty, On Liberty

    In an attempt to examine individual freedoms, John Stuart Mill provides his utilitarian idea of a strong protection of rights in On Liberty. Mill outlines what he considers to be the major influencing factors that determine societies¿ power and individual rights, and produces what he considers to be the most significant development in his discussion: his belief that man should have ultimate sovereignty on his own decisions as long as they do not harm anyone else. With this ¿harm principle¿ in mind, Mill discloses three individual liberties that are of grave importance: freedom of thought/opinion/speech, freedom of action and freedom to unite. He provides an overview of his perspectives on the right to these personal freedoms and the burden of societal and governmental restriction upon these freedoms. Mill also recognizes that the only appropriate application of societal or governmental power should be in order to protect, and that outside of the function of providing a means for self-protection for each individual, society as a whole should not impose power that influences man's capacity for free choice. In summary, I believe this particular essay by Mill to be a crucial link in the development of individual freedoms. On Liberty, to me, is an endeavor to illustrate the ideas and theories of a man ahead of history, which brings about a series of important ideas and thoughts that outline what individual freedoms truly are.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2000

    Give Me 'On Liberty....'

    John Mill has challenged us to reach the bounds of Liberty in our every action and deed. Concepts of Freedom and Liberty come to life in his essay which challenges not only his contemporary society but all societies to come. It is interesting to note his comments about current society and governments being capable of addressing this issue. There are still many governments in this 21st century world who do not subscribe to the philosophy.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Brilliant

    John Stuart Mill has a grasp on Liberty and a fearlessness in communicating it that is unmatched. I read some of the reviews on here, such as from that "composition teacher" who calls John's agruements "week" and was depressed that people miss the points here. Liberty for all, one day I hope all people understand Liberty as John did.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    A must read

    All Americans need to read this!

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Bad ocr job

    The text is really garbled. The proofreaders should be fired and blacklisted.

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